Monday Morning LitLinks

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Laura Lippman  offers up the story of how she came to write mysteries. (Publishers Weekly)

Some writers of note weigh in on the spectre of doubt: a writer’s everlasting companion. (Salon)

New York Magazine scales back its publication schedule. (The New York Times)

Kent University ends up falling all over itself, apologizing for sneering at genre fiction and children’s literature. (The Guardian)

So, how did it go with authors helping out in Indie bookstores on Saturday? (Melville House)

… authors loved it. (The Los Angeles Times)

Kirkus lines up their favorite teen books of 2013. (Kirkus)

Griff Rhys Jones is set to play Dickens on stage, and he has a chat about the writer with (The Telegraph)

Get that hardback in half an hour – right to your door. Amazon is looking to start delivering by drone. Not kidding. (The Los Angeles Times)

Editor and publisher, André Schiffrin, has died. he was 78 years old. Rest in peace. (The New York Times)

“On this day in 1867 Charles Dickens gave the first reading of his American tour. Like all but a few over the five months, the evening was a sell-out, some having slept out overnight to beat a ticket line almost a half-mile long. This first-night audience included all the great and triple-named of the New England literary elite – Henry Wadsworth LongfellowRalph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, Charles Eliot Norton — though not all were impressed….” (Today In Literature)

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